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Senior Category Manager

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Permanent Full Time
Buildbase Procurement
Milton Keynes
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Senior Category Manager - Milton Keynes

We have a brilliant opportunity for a Senior Category Manager to join our team who are based in Milton Keynes. Due to the current situation there will be an element of homeworking, however there will be an expectation to work in the office in Milton Keynes (once or twice a week) when the government advice changes.

We are Buildbase

We are Buildbase, we employ approximately 2300 brilliant people and we work from around 145 branches around the UK.

What we do

What we do is really simple, we sell building materials to the trade and public. We’re a ‘roll your sleeves up’ business with a can-do attitude and we take pride in serving our local tradespeople and communities.  

The role of a Senior Category Manager

You will be working closely with the Procurement Director to create the long term strategy for the team. You will be supporting the delivery of key financial objectives and encouraging growth and imporved profitability in your category (Dry Lining & Insulation)

What you need

You'll need to be someone who is an experienced people manager with a bakground in Procurement/Category Management (we're open to what Categories you have experience of) You need to be a team player who isn't afraid of hard work. If you're someone who is happy to get stuck in then we'd love to hear from you.

We are happy to discuss the possibility of working flexibly. Please talk to us during the interview process about what works for you. We can’t promise to give you exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.

What you’ll get in return

  • 23 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • The chance to join Grab – our one stop shop for all things discounts, benefits, communications and recognition
  • Company bonus scheme
  • Company car
  • A contributory pension scheme
  • Awards where our colleagues are recognised quarterly and annually
  • A generous staff discount scheme
  • A range of training and development programmes to help you progress your career

What we’re doing about COVID-19

Like most businesses, we have had to change the way we do things to make sure all our colleagues are working safely during COVID-19.  As a result, we have introduced a set of Safer Operating Procedures which include:

  • Additional PPE supplied 
  • Contactless collections
  • Social distancing in place in all of our branches and offices
  • Regular cleaning 
  • Home working for support services colleagues until its safe to work back in the office

Our Values

We have a set of values which we strongly believe in. If they speak to you then we have something in common!

We have the know-how We get stuck in We stand together We get it done

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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